Former F1 driver Danny Sullivan gave his verdict on the new Miami GP track, saying a solid job has been done in its construction.
F1 is doing its best to promote racing in the United States. In addition to the US GP, F1 will run the Miami GP in the city. The Florida city has signed a 10-year deal with F1, and will be a mainstay of the F1 calendar.
The sport has become very popular in the country. 400,000 fans attended the US GP at COTA. Keeping up with it, the Miami GP pre-sale tickets were sold out in 40 minutes, surpassing any projections and predictions.
Now, Sullivan has given his verdict on the Miami GP track, saying those involved have done a good job.
“I’ve been there twice, when it was pretty basic, but I’m going to drive it next week when it’s ready,” Sullivan told Motorsport.com.
“What I’m told is they have made a really good job of the track. On paper, it looks a great layout.”
Nice change of pace
“I like what they’ve got there,” the former F1 steward added.
“I’ve never liked ‘roval’-style tracks, apart from Daytona, because it’s always a compromise. But what you have around stadiums is infrastructure and that helps a lot. Getting people in and out is a big factor and it’s in a great position near the end of the turnpike.
“When you think back to all the politics, I think it’s a great solution because they were never going to get a street race approved downtown.
In this day and age, it’s so difficult with the noise and complaining residents – even though it’s in May, when it’s pretty quiet in Miami,” he concluded.